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    Can I use 38505 for a core bx of lymph node in axillary area? or 19102 will be more accurate?

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    19102 is for core biopsy of the breast....your example indicates core bx of axillary lymph node....38505 would be the better choice...

    38505 Biopsy of excision of lymph node(s): by needle, superficial (eg cervical ,inguinal, axillary)

    can be with or without imaging guidance (coded separately)

    Also, 19100 is needle bx breast w/o imaging guidance
    19102 is needle bx breast w/ imaging guidance (code separately)

    Hope this helps
    Anthony McCallum, CPC, CIRCC, CPC-I, CCS

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    thank you.

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